Feathers in the run

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cozycoop1314, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. cozycoop1314

    cozycoop1314 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all.

    So my girls are about 8 weeks old. In the last week, I've noticed random feathers on the ground here and there. Also some of the small soft fluffy ones being blown around. All the chickens look great, feathered really nicely, there are 4 of them and really get along well. There aren't many at all but it's my first time with chickens so I'm just wondering if it's normal?
     
  2. Coyox

    Coyox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they are getting their more adult feathers and the baby down is falling out. Nothing to worry about. Your chickens will start getting more colorful now!
     
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  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, your exactly right. It's just that baby down falling off.
     
  4. cozycoop1314

    cozycoop1314 Out Of The Brooder

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    There are some of their big feathers here and there too. I'm assuming probably just normal since it's only a small amount and pretty random?
     
  5. cozycoop1314

    cozycoop1314 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a small molt. nothing major to worry about. my hens let a few fly every once and a while.
     
  7. cozycoop1314

    cozycoop1314 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  8. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.
     
  9. Coyox

    Coyox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute chickens! You found yourself some really fun breeds.
     
  10. sarandrew11

    sarandrew11 Just Hatched

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    Are the feathers ok to keep when they lose them?
     

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